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Conference Overview

INTERNATIONAL LYME AND ASSOCIATED DISEASES SOCIETY

Tick-Borne Diseases and Mental Health

A one day course for medical professionals in San Francisco, CA

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Conference Overview

Date:  Saturday, September 7, 2019

Location: The Westin-San Francisco Airport, 1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, CA 94030

Join us in San Francisco on Saturday, September 7, 2019 for a one day course for medical professionals. The  theme of the meeting is Tick-Borne Diseases and Mental Health.

Mental health disorders can be a manifestation of Lyme and other tick-borne disease. Addressing the infection is one part of treatment for the cognitive and emotional symptoms.

This one day Mental Health Basics course will present the multiple theories, diagnostic methods, medication and treatment interventions that are used to alleviate the neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological impacts on those suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne-illnesses.

The meeting will be held at the San Francisco Airport Westin in Millbrae, California. (free shuttle buses from SFO)

Hotel Information

Special meeting rate of $179 a night for sleeping rooms for Friday and Saturday nights at the San Francisco Airport Westin.

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Conference Registration

Registration: $199 online, $225 onsite

($50 fee for continuing education credit hours for non-members)

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Pricing and Registration Information

* Online Registration: $199 per person through August 31, 2019
* Onsite Registration: $225 per person
($50 fee for continuing education credit hours for non-members)

* Conference registration cancellation policy:

100% refund within 24 hours of registering
50% refund until Friday July 12, 2019
NO refund after July 12, 2019

Hotel Information

ILADS has negotiated a special room rate of $179 USD per night at the San Francisco Airport Westin in Millbrae, California for registrants of the ILADS Tick-Borne Diseases and Mental Health meeting that will be held on Saturday September 7, 2019. There are rooms available on Friday and Saturday nights. The last day to make a reservation is Friday August 16, 2019.

Complimentary shuttle service to/from the Westin hotel and SFO airport.

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Westin Hotel San Francisco Airport

Conference Agenda

Saturday, September 7, 2019

08:00

Registration Opens

09:00

Linda L. Williams, M.D.
Analyzing and Treating Diagnosed and Non-diagnosed Lyme/TBD patients

10:00

 Leo J. Shea III, Ph.D
Neuropsychology Evaluation and Lyme/TBD

11: 00

 Bernard D. Raxlen, M.D.
Psycho-therapeutic Approaches for Lyme/TBD patients

12:00-12:30

Q and A  Round Table

12:30 -13:30

Lunch

13:30

Linda  L. Williams, M.D.
Effective Medication and Psychiatric treatment  - clinical cases

14:30

Bernard D. Raxlen, M.D. 
Analysis and Understanding of Mental Health Challenges -clinical case/video studies

15:30

Leo J. Shea III , Ph.D.
Treatment Recommendations based on Neuropsychological Evaluation

16:30 -17:00

Q and A Round Table

San Francisco 2019 Meeting - Faculty

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Bernard D. Raxlen, MD

  • Psycho-therapeutic Approaches for Lyme/TBD patients
  • Analysis and Understanding of Mental Health Challenges -clinical case/video studies

Dr. Bernard D. Raxlen is one of the original founding members of ILADS and past secretary of the board of directors. He is currently chairman of the Ethic's Committee for ILADS. He has been in private practice in the specialty TBD for the past 30 years. He maintains a multi-disciplinary approach combining psychiatry and integrative medicine treating all aspects of the disease. His practice is located in NYC.

Leo J. Shea III, PhD

Leo J. Shea III, PhD

  • Neuropsychology Evaluation and Lyme/TBD
  • Treatment Recommendations based on Neuropsychological Evaluation

Dr. Shea is Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Rusk Institute, a division of New York University Langone Health, where he is also a senior psychologist and co-director of the Family Therapy Training Program. Dr. Shea is President of Neuropsychological Evaluation and Treatment Services, with offices in New York City and Quincy, Massachusetts. His practice focuses on injuries and illnesses of the central nervous system, tick-borne diseases, forensic and medico-legal matters. Treatment modalities include individual cognitive remediation and psychotherapy, family and spousal therapy and executive life coaching. He was formally the Chairman Emeritus of the National Research Fund for Tick-Borne Diseases, Inc. which funded scientific research at major medical and academic institutions. Dr. Shea is currently the President of ILADS and is Immediate Past President of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation (ILADEF).

Linda L. Williams, MD

Linda L. Williams, MD

  • Analyzing and Treating Diagnosed and Non-diagnosed Lyme/TBD patients
  • Effective Medication and Psychiatric treatment - clinical cases

Dr. Linda Williams is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Williams is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, world renowned since 1850 for training women in medicine. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Washington State University in Cell and Molecular Biology. Dr. Williams earned a position at the University of Washington Graduate School in Zoology where she studied Neuromodulators in invertebrates. Dr. Williams completed her internship and residency at Oregon Health and Science University and went on to do a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is currently a Psychiatrist in private practice in the Seattle area, seeing children and adults with complex illness. She has been treating the neuropsychiatric manifestations of tick-borne disease since 2004, and is a repeat speaker at ILADS Annual Meeting. Dr. Williams serves on the Board of Directors for The International Lyme and Associated Disease Society and is the Chairperson of the Membership Committee.